The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 4: Bangkok Grand Palace and Wat Arun

Thor and I continue our explorations of important sacred sites in Bangkok. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip to Asia — the beautiful country of Thailand.  We were lucky to squeak through … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Sara Stamey

Sara Stamey’s journeys include treasure hunting and teaching scuba in the Caribbean and Honduras; backpacking Greece and New Zealand; operating a nuclear reactor; and owning a farm in Southern Chile. Sara Stamey’s novel Islands, now in ebook from Book View Cafe, is set in the Caribbean and packed with both adventure and intricate characters and plot. It’s also romantic suspense with a drop of psychic wonder. “An archeologist investigating petroglyphs ends up diving for sunken treasure and investigating a cult murder.”

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CAFE READS: Win, Lose, Draw Cybers Wild Card 2, by Sara Stamey

The thing that stands out about Sara Stamey’s prose, for me, is how taut it is, while managing to convey an image-rich atmosphere while keeping the pace headlong. All her books are like that—running action and image in tight-wired tandem, … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 3: Wat Phra Kaeo

Join us for a virtual tour of Bangkok’s most important temple complex, housing the sacred Emerald Buddha. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip to Asia — the beautiful country of Thailand.  We … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 2: Bangkok’s River Artery

From our hotel on the banks of the Chao Praya River, Thailand’s most important waterway, Thor and I go with the flow through the bustling Old Town of Bangkok. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I recently … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to the Mountains

Join Thor , Bear dog, and me as we heed the call of the wild to the Mt. Baker Wilderness. NOTE: For more virtual getaways you may enjoy this summer, I’ll be weaving in some outdoor excursions between our virtual-vacation series … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Celebrates Summer Solstice

Take a deep breath with me and remember we’re all riding the turn of the earth’s wheel together. Welcome, summer! (Or winter, if you live in the south lands.) NOTE: Due to a lot of “life” this week, I’m postponing … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 1: Preview

And now for something completely different: Thor and I made our first trip to Asia — the beautiful country of Thailand. Join us for a virtual vacation! We were lucky to squeak through the pandemic flight closures this winter as … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Greek Islands 2019, part 8: Kos Beaches and Village

Join Thor and me in a virtual vacation as we wrap up our Greek islands tour with visits to our favorite Kos village and beaches. Farewell to the islands – at least for now! NOTE: Of course, Thor and I … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Greek Islands 2019, part 7: Roman Ruins in Kos Town

Thor and I continue our ramble among the ancient Roman sites threaded along the streets of Kos Town. Come walk with us! NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as much … Continue reading

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